UPDATE (11:30 p.m.) – The Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island has again been extended until 2:15 a.m. HST.
“At 11:14 p.m. HST, radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain affecting most areas of the Big Island. Earlier tonight rain reports over Laupahoehoe indicated rainfall accumulations of around 2 inches per hour. Heaviest rain was affecting Waipio Valley and Kamuela, while additional heavy showers were moving into windward locations from Hilo to the Volcano National Park. Expect minor flooding across the Big Island for the next several hours.”National Weather Service on Oct. 3, 2015
The National Weather Service says this advisory may need to be extended beyond 2:15 a.m. if heavy rain persists.
UPDATE (9:00 p.m.) – The Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island has been extended until 11:30 p.m. and now includes the entire Big Island.
“At 8:11 p.m., radar indicated areas of moderate to heavy rain covering most of the eastern half and southeast slopes of the Big Island. Additional areas of rain are developing elsewhere across the Big Island. The heaviest rain was observed around the Volcano National Park and Mountain View.”National Weather Service on Oct. 3, 2015
HAWAII ISLAND: A Flood Advisory is in effect for much of Hawaii Island until 9 p.m. HST.
At 6:03 pm HST, the National Weather Service says radar indicated heavy rain moving into the southeastern portions of the Big Island which will cause minor flooding during the next several hours. A band of clouds with the heaviest showers was extending from Hilo to Naalehu.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Honomu, Keaau, Naalehu, Pohakuloa, Eden Roc, Hakalau and Ookala.
Increasing tropical moisture from the south will affect the eastern portion of the state islands over the next several days especially for the Big Island, forecasters say.